We’re mates first, colleagues second
and serious Mario Kart competitors third.

We’re all here because we’re the kind of people who agree that the only good kind of puzzle is a solved one. We’re creative thinkers that believe in solutions, not excuses. 

Meet your Neighbours

Amanda Barna
Head of Operations
Amanda Barna
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Job Title
Operations Manager
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With NBH Since
2021
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Hobby
Anything Arts & Crafts

Barna is the cog that keeps us running like a well-oiled machine. Coming from a post-COVID Flight Centre, Barna joins us with a wealth of experience in customer experience and leadership - having spent 12 years in the ticketing and operations department for FCTG. Handling everything in the 'hood from day to day operative tasks, contracting and customer liaison, to keeping us tunnel-visioning towards our goals - we'd be truly lost without her! 

Dom Carlin
Head of Strategy
Dom Carlin
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Head of Strategy
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With NBH Since
2017
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Hobby
Calligraphy Wizard

Dom has been a part of Neighbourhood since the beginning - in fact, he was the original ‘neighbour’; our very first intern. In the years since then, he has risen to become our current Head of Strategy; the one we turn to when there’s a problem to be solved or if we need to know all the reasons our big, crazy ideas might not actually work.

With a background in Copywriting and Advertising, and the only ‘actual’ graphic design degree in the company (despite what everyone else will claim), he’s a bit of a marketing swiss army knife; if you have questions you need answering, whether they’re work or trivia related, then Dom’s the man to ask. 

Trav White
Head of Growth
Trav White
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Head of Growth
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With NBH Since
2015
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Hobby
Pilot

Trav is the Founder of Neighbourhood. Trav is the go-to guy when it comes to new opportunities. Having previously owned his own creative agency and with over 16 years of experience in marketing and sales, he works with the primary goal of making marketing more human! Riding shotgun with Dom, our head of Digital Strategy, he spends his days at Neighbourhood strategising marketing, sales and customer service plans to help grow our clients' businesses. 

 

Geordie Roberts
Head of Client Success
Geordie Roberts
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Head of Client Success
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With NBH Since
2019
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Hobby
DJ'ing & Sports Card Collecting

Geordie is our Head of Client Success at Neighbourhood. Geordie spends his days assisting our clients to grow and reach their goals! An avid lover of XXXX Golds and good quality house music, you'll likely catch Geordie spinnin' tracks at Sixes & Sevens and entertaining his mates with great chat.

Vladimir Zaritovski
Video Producer/Editor
Vladimir Zaritovski
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Video Producer / Editor
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With NBH Since
2020
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Hobby
Being an FC Lokomotiv Moscow fan!

Vlad and the team at Norm Productions are nothing short of a miracle. Creative, diligent and always on time, Vlad helps Neighbourhood deliver visually terrific content that flows from our educational content through to our email signatures. We seriously couldn't be where we are today with Vlad and the Norm team!

Ben Kelly
UX & UI Designer
Ben Kelly
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UX & UI Designer
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With NBH Since
2015
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Mountain Biking

With Neighbourhood since its inception alongside Trav, Ben has been a creative mastermind of sorts to drive home intuitive and addictive user experiences and designs for both NBH and our clients. From way back, Trav and Benny have had their fair share of experiences in the music scene together before settling down into the world of adulthood and taxes. Ben pops into the office from time to time to empty our keg then returns WFH to be there with his kids. Always smiles when Benny is in the office.

Cameron Ball
Digital Co-ordinator
Cameron Ball
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Digital Co-ordinator
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With NBH Since
2021
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Djing & Eating Icecream

Having dipped his toes across a variety of digital disciplines, Cam has moved from helping clients to now solely growing Neighbourhood as a brand, helping execute creative and educational content as well as delivering campaigns to help NBH grow face. You'll likely catch Cam groovin' away to music, talking nonsense while carrying a smile from ear to ear.

Tyla Rinaldi
Growth Strategist
Tyla Rinaldi
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Head of Growth
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With NBH Since
2022
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Hobby
Hitting Drum & Bass Shows

Tyla is the eyes and ears of growth opportunities here at 'hood, ensuring past and present clients always have the opportunity to grow alongside NBH. A National Sales and Senior Account Manager, mother to a Beagle x Basset, and a massive local music advocate is all on Tyla's resumé and we're truly stoked to have her on the team.

Jen Valdes
Digital Marketing Strategist
Jen Valdes
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Account Manager
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With NBH Since
2022
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Hobby
Yoga

Jen brings a wealth of experience to the 'hood - from floating around the world being a digital nomad to becoming a certified yoga and meditation teacher, there's always something to learn from the life guru. Jen specialises in content creation, SEO, paid media and SMM to help go above and beyond for clients' KPIs.

Jacinta Lal
Digital Co-ordinator
Jacinta Lal
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Digital Specialist
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With NBH Since
2021
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Hobby
Music Artist

JacTina as she is known spends her days riding shotgun with the account management team in delivering success across all client portfolios. With experience spanning content creation and webinars, she's certainly one to watch as she looks to grow and thrive with us. With her quietly confident disposition and sweet nature being two reasons we love her she's also a secret diva with J-Lal creating some heavy hitter hip-hop tracks that you can find on Spotify and Apple Music!

Nathan Baatjes
Digital Intern
Nathan Baatjes
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Digital Intern
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Been with NBH Since
2022
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Soccer & Rad Dad

With a last name like that, you guessed right! Originally from the Cape Flats in South Africa, Nathan now calls these Australian shores home.
Nathan brings with him a wealth of real world experience and is no stranger to juggling many hats.

Footballer, Golfer, Dad to 2 amazing kids, amateur YouTuber, Beat Maker, and now resident Digital Marketing Intern in the Hood!

We bring a lot to the table

With personalised skill sets spanning design, advertising, sales, calligraphy, dj-ing and small, fixed-wing aircraft piloting, we bring a lot to the table (most of it useful), and are always on the hunt for a road less travelled and a solution that no one saw coming.

Our Story

From the kitchen bench to the world 🌎

  • Humanising marketing communciations
  • Taking customer engagement seriously
  • 4 years later Neighbourhood is born
  • Neighbourhood continues to grow year on year

Humanising marketing communciations

  • Big businesses aren't good at humanising their marketing communications. It was a realisation that came quickly to Trav, a man with a solid background in sales and who had previously owned a creative agency.
  • How could such successful companies be doing such a garbage job of treating their customers like actual people?!

Taking customer engagement seriously

  • Setting out with a laptop, a phone and the skills learnt from years as a salesman, Trav wanted to encourage businesses to look at customer engagement seriously, to stop just following the herd and start communicating naturally. In short, to be real. 

4 years later Neighbourhood is born

  • 4 years later, after working with over 134 different clients, Trav decided it was time to fully commit; to refocus his own business on the same goal he’d helped so many other brands achieve. Neighbourhood was born as a force to inspire deeper, more meaningful communication between brands and their people, wherever they may be.

Neighbourhood continues to grow year on year

  • It has proved to an inspiration sorely needed, as Neighbourhood continues to grow year on year. By focusing on professional development internally and continuous development for our clients, Neighbourhood is personalising, automating and helping more brands than ever before. Neighbourhood is here to help brands solve their customers problems, not sell to them.